February 27, 2012

2013 federal budget – Transportation, a closer look

Its been about two weeks since the President released his administration's 2013 budget proposal.  And while it is just that, a proposal, and there are certainly other issues before the Congress, I thought it would be a good idea to start taking…
February 27, 2012

House transportation bill remains a work in progress

As the Senate seems ready to move forward with floor debate on its version of a transportation authorization legislation, House leaders have stated their intent to revise what came out of committee. It is widely known that the House bill…
February 22, 2012

Two inch rule passes Senate

Yesterday the Senate passed HB 4589, a bill reinstating the long-standing two inch rule for sidewalk liability. In 2009 the Michigan Supreme Court reversed the two inch rule in Robinson v. City of Lansing. This legislation would reinstate that rule…
February 20, 2012

Michigan Historical Foreclosure Data Website Goes Live

The Michigan Foreclosure Task Force has launched the Michigan Historical Foreclosure Data website. This is an important new resource for foreclosure information.The website and report can be found at can find and download maps, charts and trend lines at…
February 18, 2012

Transportation bills stall in both Houses of Congress

Both the House and Senate proposals to enact a new transportation authorization bill have stalled in their respective chambers. And as different as the bills are (see comparative summary), so are the reasons for their current state. In the House,…
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